01/12/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Brennan Appointment Gets Legal Scrutiny

Some say outgoing Omaha City Councilmember Rich Pahls violated Nebraska state statute by voting for Colleen Brennan as his successor. On Dec. 22, Brennan was appointed by the City Council by a 5-2 vote to serve the remainder of Councilman Pahls’ term. The city’s legal department says there is no law prohibiting Pahls from voting for his successor who was to be sworn in Jan. 12.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Good morning,

Today we have stories about the uncertain future of Omaha’s tourism industry, the Douglas County Board possibly rescinding funds from the justice center project and Nebraska’s new vaccination registration website and call center.

Around Omaha

  • The future of Omaha’s tourism industry is plagued with uncertainty after new event cancellations.  
  • the Douglas County Health Department reported four more COVID-19-related deaths and 160 new cases of the virus.
  • The Douglas County Board will take up COVID relief proposals, as well as an effort to rescind $10 million for the justice center project.

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska’s congressional delegation is split on how to vote on President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts held a news conference Monday acknowledging Human Trafficking Awareness Week across the state.
  • Nebraska is beginning to roll out plans to launch a vaccine registration website and call center.

What To Do During Quarantine?

A Bundled-Up Bike Ride

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to put the bike away. Plenty of paths and roadways will be usable through the colder weather, just watch the forecast for snow and ice. If you’re hardcore, check out your local bike shop for bikes with all-terrain tires that can plow through snow, gravel and other surfaces. Keep your bike in winter shape with a tuneup, or maybe even purchase a new bike for winter conditions.

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